Author: Roper St. Francis Healthcare

The weight of menopause

The weight of menopause

There are plenty of reasons you could gain weight during the perimenopausal and postmenopausal stages of your life. It’s also
Here’s what you should know about shingles — and how to prevent it

Here’s what you should know about shingles — and how to prevent it

Chances are that at some point in your life, you may have had chickenpox. Did you know that if you’ve
6 ways to winter-proof your immune system

6 ways to winter-proof your immune system

Winter offers a lot to look forward to — the changing weather and extra time with friends and family. But
Sr. Maria Murphy plaque unveiled

Sr. Maria Murphy plaque unveiled

The Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Mercy visited Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital on Tuesday for the blessing
Should you crack your joints?

Should you crack your joints?

We’ve all heard the old wives’ tale that cracking your knuckles or popping your joints will cause arthritis. But is
“Falling back” an hour: How daylight savings can impact your health

“Falling back” an hour: How daylight savings can impact your health

Fresh from a summer of long days filled with sunshine, the transition to fall and fewer daylight hours can feel
Listen to Your Heart

Listen to Your Heart

Jim, an otherwise health 70-year-old, had a serious heart condition. Only one symptom tipped him off. Watch Jim’s story.
Hot Topic Alert! Let’s Talk Menopause

Hot Topic Alert! Let’s Talk Menopause

Menopause is a natural, normal process. For many women, it can feel mysterious — because we don’t talk a lot
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: Judy Rayo shares her harrowing journey to U.S., what “American dream” really means

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: Judy Rayo shares her harrowing journey to U.S., what “American dream” really means

It was 2002 when we came to America, 19 years ago. I was only 9 and I was the only
Prepregnancy & pregnancy nutrition basics

Prepregnancy & pregnancy nutrition basics

Whether you are pregnant or want to become pregnant, your nutrition and lifestyle can help ensure a safe and healthy
Thanks, Dr. Pap!

Thanks, Dr. Pap!

Dr. George Nicholas Papanicolaou invented the test that everyone loves to hate. However, before the Pap test became a regular
How healthy is your poop? 💩

How healthy is your poop? 💩

Your stool offers useful information about the health of your digestive system. Here’s how to “read” it. Healthy poop varies
Facts about the Delta variant

Facts about the Delta variant

According to the CDC, the Delta variant causes more infections and spreads faster than early forms of the COVID-19 virus.
Dry Drowning

Dry Drowning

Stories of dry drowning are frightening accounts of children who seemed fine at first but then became dangerously ill hours
How We Grill Really Matters

How We Grill Really Matters

Backyard grills across the Lowcountry are getting quite a workout with summer in full swing. That’s why Dr. Valerie Scott
Multivitamins for Better Health: Yes or No?

Multivitamins for Better Health: Yes or No?

Do you take a multivitamin every day to help improve your health? Or maybe you supplement your limited diet with
Don’t delay: Everyone 12+ needs a COVID-19 vaccine

Don’t delay: Everyone 12+ needs a COVID-19 vaccine

Vacation plans, cookouts and beach days are filling up our calendars once again. But if there’s one activity that should
Hydration key to avoiding painful kidney stones

Hydration key to avoiding painful kidney stones

The heat is on. And with rising temperatures and increased activity levels, you may be at greater risk for dehydration.
Navy Veteran loses 100 lbs after a life-changing moment

Navy Veteran loses 100 lbs after a life-changing moment

Ed knew he needed to do something about his weight. He had to buy a new belt; he couldn’t zip
What’s causing my back and neck pain?

What’s causing my back and neck pain?

Did you know that back pain affects eight out of 10 people at some point in their lives? For many